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Response to lunamagica (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 03:09 PM

26. You're never the only one.

For me, the access to like-minded people was the main attraction of those online services, and then the Internet. I gravitated immediately to discussion forums, and have never looked back.

Prior to the Internet, but during the GEnie and Compuserve days, I also ran a very busy BBS that had its own message boards. Since it also supported my shareware software company, it had members from all over the world. It, too, had a political message board.

I can't even count the number of articles I wrote for the computer magazines about modems, online services, communication software, bulletin board software and the like. It was one of my specialties as a freelance writer. I reviewed modems, online services and that software, too. In the modem days, writing about getting connected was a big part of my work for PC World, Compute! and other magazines in the 80s and 90s.

The communications possibilities of the Internet and even those old online services was huge. I don't know how anyone couldn't be excited by the possibilities.

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